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Bhāgavata Purāṇa, also known as Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahā Purāṇa, Śrīmad Bhāgavataṃ and Bhāgavata is one of the major puranic texts of Hinduism with its focus on bhakti towards Vishnu.

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How is Bali related to Prahlada?

I have been reading an English translation version of Shri Bhagwatam and in that it is mentioned that Shri Krishna did not kill Bana the son of Bali.He did not kill him because he has promised Bali ...
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Does the concept of divorce exist in hinduism? [duplicate]

Does the concept of divorce apply in hinduism?
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What are the duties of a wife towards her husband? [duplicate]

What are the duties of a wife towards her husband? What is her vedic roles and responsibilities?
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Srimad Bhagavatham - Version without commentaries

I would like to request the following as many may be looking for this sort of avenue. For people who have read and re-read Bhghavatham using Bhakthavedantha Prabhpada version, going through the ...
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Have different Vaishnavite teachers made remarks on the relative merits of different Vaishnavite Puranas?

Obviously Gaudiyas would rank the Bhagavatam first for its statement "Krishnastu Bhagavan swayam". Ramanuja gave great importance to Vishnu Purana, but apparently never cited the Bhagavatam. Do the ...
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Why is the greatest Vaishnava a Tamasic entity per Vaishnavites?

there is a famous verse in Srimad Bhagavatam, a "satvika" purana, that says Just as Ganga among rivers, Achyuta among gods, Shambu among Vaishnavas, This (Bhagavatam) is the same among Puranas. ...
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What should be the correct posture for reading/listening Hindu scriptures?

I have listened from my parents and other respected people that Bhagwat Geeta paath and Ramayana paath should be studied only at holy places. This question arises many times. So my questions are: ...
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Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam - how to reconcile two different viewpoints?

In Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says that people follow the example of great men. यद्यदाचरति श्रेष्ठस्तत्तदेवेतरो जनः। स यत्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तदनुवर्तते।।3.21।। न मे पार्थास्ति कर्तव्यं त्रिषु लो...
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Question on lineage of Karna's foster parents

We know Karna's foster father Adhiratha, a charioteer. He was a Suta which is defined to be descendant of Kshatriya father and Brahmana mother (as per Manusmriti). But do we have any information on ...
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Did Lord Krishna cry ever?

As per folk stories Dear Lord Krishna cried when He meet his Friend Sudama. Another story is Krishna cried when meeting paternal brother Uddhava in Dwarka. Is there any scriptural reference of the ...
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What is the story about Marisha daughter of Maharishi Kandu?

I believe Bhagvata Purana has the story on it. It goes something like Indra being afraid of Maharishi Kandu's tapasya ends up sending apsara Pralochana to seduce him. Kandu and Pralochana end up ...
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Was Yadu right in denying/defying his father's (Yayati) request? [closed]

Srimad Bhagavatam: Canto 9, Chapter 18: Text 35: King Yayāti, who was very lusty, followed his wife, caught her and tried to appease her by speaking pleasing words and massaging her feet, but ...
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How is it possible to do a sacrifice of one thousand years in Kali Yuga?

in the Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.4 It says quote: Once, in a holy place in the forest of Naimiṣāraṇya, great sages headed by the sage Śaunaka assembled to perform a great thousand-year sacrifice ...
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Niladri mahodaya

Hare Krishna, I want to know about Niladri Mahodaya. 1.Who wrote Niladri Mahodaya? 2.How many chapters are there in Niladri Mahodaya? ...
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Who was Shukracharya's mother?

We know that Shukracharya's mother was slain by Vishnu on behest of Indra. Matsya Purana claims it was Khyati. And then Bhrigu cursed Vishnu to be born 7 times. But Srimad Bhagvatam (4.1.43 to 4.1....
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How did Prahlada survive demoniac tortures?

The demons [Rākṣasas], the servants of Hiraṇyakaśipu, thus began striking the tender parts of Prahlāda Mahārāja’s body with their tridents. The demons all had fearful faces, sharp teeth and ...
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What are the number of verses in Bhagavata if we count one verse as 32 syllable long? [duplicate]

Bhagavata purana's length according to the Purana itself is 18000 verses long. However, what constitutes as a verse is not defined. There are varying lengths of verses counted as one verse. Type 1:(...
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How many additional verses are there in Vijayadwaja's edition of Bhagavata Purana?

From Dvaita tradition, Vijayadhwaja has commentary on the whole Bhagavata Purana. There are many additional verses/chapters in the edition that he used compared to Sridhara Svami's recension(which ...
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Is a similar statement on 10th topic of a purana from Bhagavata found in any other purana?

Bhagavata 2.10.1-2 reads: (1) S'rî S'uka said: 'In this [book, the S'rîmad Bhâgavatam] the following [ten] subjects are discussed: primary creation [sarga], how the interactions of life and the ...
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Are the Mahapuranas 18 in number? Cause I found 19 [duplicate]

I found three different sets of 18 Mahapuranas. Common in all are: (Vishnu Purana,Matsya Purana, Kurma Purana, Garuda Purana, Varaha Purana, Agni Purana, Vamana Purana, Bhagavat Purana, Skanda Purana,...
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What can we do so that all of us can increase own spiritual progress?

According to the Varnashrama of Shreemad Bhagwat Purana, we all know that this is Kaliyug, so what can we do so that all of us can increase own spiritual progress and remove bad obstacles of past ...
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Does Valmiki Ramayana or Vyasa Mahabharata or Srimad Baghavatham contain the names of ten incarnations(dashavatharas only)?

Do any one of the following scriptures contain the ten incarnations (dashavathara only) of Vishnu? Valmiki Ramayana Vyasa Mahabharata Srimad Baghavatham
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Why does SB 9.10.9 say that it was Rāma (and not Lakṣmaṇa) that disfigured Śūrpaṇakhā?

Why does the Śūrpaṇakhā incident in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 9.10 differ from the version found in Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa? Canto 9: Liberation CHAPTER TEN The Pastimes of the Supreme Lord, Rāmacandra ...
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Does the Kalika Purana identify itself as “Srimad Bhagavatam”?

The identity of which text being the real "Srimad Bhagavatam" has often (unfortunately) been a source of tension between Vaishnavas and Shaktas. Vaishnavas claim that the Bhagavata Purana dedicated to ...
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Which verse(s) from the Srimad Bhagavatam was/were quoted by Acharya Abhinavagupta in his commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita?

One of the most iconic objections against the authenticity of the Srimad Bhagavatam is that it was not written by Vyasa but a thirteenth century Vaishnava, named Vopadeva. The substance for this ...
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Bhagavatam mentions Hari fulfills material desires and other place it says He does not fulfil. How to reconcile?

In the 4th Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam, Dhruva is told by his mother (4.8.19) and Narada (4.8.41) that by worshipping Sri Hari one can fulfill the material desires as well as the desire for ...
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How do Advaitins explain the meaning of the verse “naikātmatāṁ me spṛhayanti” in Srimad Bhagvatam 3.25.34?

Could someone kindly explain the advaitic interpreation of the verse नैकात्मतां मे स्पृहयन्ति केचिन्मत्पादसेवाभिरता मदीहाः | येऽन्योन्यतो भागवताः प्रसज्य सभाजयन्ते मम पौरुषाणि ॥ ३.२५.३४ ॥ ...
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Who are these first commentators on Bhagavata?

Sridhara Svami's Bhavartha dipika is the oldest full commentary extant now. Before Sridhara, however Madhvacharya commented whose commentary is also extant called Bhagavata Tattparya Nirnaya. It is a ...
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Why did the gopi-s suffer so much after Knowing God so closely?

God is worshipped because He is the source of Eternal Bliss. It is accepted in Upanishads and Gita. The Gopi-s are believed to be in the highest state of God-realisation. Why did then they suffer so ...
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What does nirguna stand for in SB 10.88.5?

The verse from Bhagavata 10.88.5 reads as : harir hi nirguṇaḥ sākṣāt puruṣaḥ prakṛteḥ paraḥ sa sarva-dṛg upadraṣṭā taṁ bhajan nirguṇo bhavet What does the word nirguna stand here and what is the ...
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Who compiled Saptasloki Gita and Chatuhsloki Bhagavata?

In the Chatuhsloki Bhagavata and Saptasloki Gita which quotes SEVEN slokas from Srimad-Bhagavatam and Srimad-Bhagavad-Gita respectively, I found NO mention of the words 'Vishnu' and 'Krishna'! But ...
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SB 10.88: Why does Supreme lord's devotees lives in poverty?

I don't understand this. Please someone explain me. Why does the devotees of Supreme Lord live in poverty. What if one devotees doesn't want to attain moksha. Will lord forcefully attract him towards ...
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Can someone explain the creation and evolution of mankind as per our Sanatan Dharma (starting from the first Maanvantar)? [duplicate]

I just read in quora that the Shrimad Bhagavatam gives information regarding all the kings since birth of the 1st Manu, his entire lineage, genealogy, the different continents and where Shri Vishnu is ...
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What was Prahlada's age when his father was killed?

Prahlada says in his hymn to Sri Nrisimhadeva: My dear Lord, O infallible one, my position is like that of a person who has many wives, all trying to attract him in their own way. For example, the ...
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Did Prahlada think that the worldly people are 'fools and rascals'?

In His hymn to Sri Nrisimhadeva, Prahlada says: O best of the great personalities, I am not at all afraid of material existence, for wherever I stay I am fully absorbed in thoughts of Your glories ...
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Did 'Cinema Songs' exist during Hiranyakshipu's time?

The English translation of a hymn by Prahlada in Srimad -Bhagavatam (7/9/40) reads as My dear Lord, O infallible one, my position is like that of a person who has many wives, all trying to attract ...
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Was Rukmini at Vrindavan when she was young?

What is the birth star of Goddess Radharani? There seems to be very few references of young Rukmini Devi. Was she at Vrindavan as Radharani during that time?
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Why is 6th Chapter of 2nd Canto of the ISKCON Bhagavatam named “Purushasukta confirmed”?

Why is 6th Chapter of 2nd Canto of ISKCON's Bhagavatam named Puruṣa-sūkta Confirmed? What is correlation between Purusha sukta and this chapter? https://vedabase.io/en/library/sb/2/6/
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What scriptures describe the world’s population in earlier Yugas? [duplicate]

This chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam describes the extremely large number of Yadavas who lived during the time of Krishna: I have heard from authoritative sources that the Yadu family employed 38,...
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How does the Vaishnava commentators interpret 'NAda-Upasana' prescribed in Srimad-Bhagavatam?

Srimad-Bhagavatam is treated as a scripture praising Lord Hari and showing the path of Devotion. The 12th Canto (Chapter 6, Slokas 37-38) advise the anAhata-nAda upasana as a way of reaching the ...
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Did Bhishma attain Swarga or Vaikuntha?

In the Mahabharata, when Yudhisthira enters Swarga-loka, he finds Bhishma there: "Behold Dhritarashtra, the king of the Gandharvas, possessed of great wisdom. Know that this one was the eldest ...
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Does Srimad-Bhagavatam glorify the Jnana-marga?

Srimad -Bhagataam is referred to by Sri Ramakrishna and many other saints as 'Bhakti-grantha' or a book of devotion. Does this scripture also glorify the Jnana-marga that leads to the Formless ...
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How does Sri Madhvacharya interpret Srimad-Bhagavatam 12.5.11?

Shukdeva advises Raja Parikshit in Srimad-Bhagavatam (12/5/11): aham brahma param dhaam brahma aham paramam padam/evam samikshya cha aatmanam aatmanimaadhaya nishkale English Translation: ...
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What is the postion of Lord Shiva as per Srimad-Bhagavatam

I read somewhere that Lord Shiva is regarded as a devotee of Sri Krishna as per Srimad-Bhagavatam.The name of Shiva or Rudra is mentioned as a name of the Para-Brahman in many parts of the Vedas. ...
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Does the Srimad Bhagavatam say the Earth is flat?

According to this ISKCON article: https://krishna.org/the-flat-earth The Srimad Bhagavata Purana's cosmology of the universe involves a flat Earth. So there is no ball earth floating in space in ...
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What is the reason behind the death of Jada Bharatha's father?

What is the reason behind the death of father of Jada Bharata? Is it a natural death (due to age) or any another?
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Quotes on Srimad Bhagavat Purana

I am looking for quotes of dignitaries on Srimad Bhagavatam. Quotes on usefulness, importance etc. I tried hard to search for it on the internet with no success. I hope you can help me.
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Where to read about Lord Dhanvantari?

Lord Dhanvantari appears in the churning of the ocean by the demigods and demons. Srimad Bhagavatam Purana describes his appearance as follows: SB 8.8.33 — He was dressed in yellow garments and ...
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How many kaliyugas completed till now and every kaliyuga kalki will come?

Since Brahma age is completed 50 and 51 is running which means one day brahma is equal to one kalpa and one kalpa equal to 14 manvantaras and one manvantara equals to 71 mahayugas and each mahayuga ...
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12 Major battles between the Devas and Danavas

Many Puranas talk about 12 major battles between the Danavas and Devas. As per Brahmanda Purana (3rd Canto, Ch 72), they are as follows: Lord Narasimha fighting the Danavas Lord Vamana binding the ...

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